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Old Dec 21, 2017, 2:43 PM   #1
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....how would we live without them?

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Old Dec 21, 2017, 5:29 PM   #2
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Yeah Herb .... how could we live without 'em is right

cc - I find the image a bit light on detail tho, Q? any chance of another try showing more 'poles & wires'?

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Yeah Herb .... how could we live without 'em is right

cc - I find the image a bit light on detail tho, Q? any chance of another try showing more 'poles & wires'?

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I'll try my best. There was one view this morning with pink clouds so I ran downstairs for a camera. It was only a matter of a minute, but when I got back they'd turned to white..... So all I can say is "Watch this space".
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I'll try my best. There was one view this morning with pink clouds so I ran downstairs for a camera. It was only a matter of a minute, but when I got back they'd turned to white..... So all I can say is "Watch this space".
Oh, goodie. I cant wait. Maybe we should start a new section called Poles and Wires. Or maybe another name like Obstructions that Ruin a Photo.
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Phil - I enjoyed looking at your panoramas & very much envy your being able to travel as you do in Australia.

If you should be in Darwin I remember that there used to be big termite mound growing out of the sidewalk on (I think) a main street.

It was close to a leather shop run by a Chinese guy. Good quality, old fashioned, hardwearing stuff too - I still have a leather stockman's belt that I bought from him.

If the termite mound is still there I expect it will have grown even more. It'd be fascinating to see a picture of it - and the shop.
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Phil - I enjoyed looking at your panoramas & very much envy your being able to travel as you do in Australia.
Thanks - I do enjoy a good pano shoot

If you should be in Darwin I remember that there used to be big termite mound growing out of the sidewalk on (I think) a main street. .... If the termite mound is still there I expect it will have grown even more. It'd be fascinating to see a picture of it - and the shop.
Lots of stuff was lost in Cyclone Tracey is 1975, and more goes with 'progress'. However, this one in Kakadu NP not far from Darwin is still there.

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G'day Herb

This any good for a sample from the great land Downunder?



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Hi Phil - That termite tower is quite something. It reminds me of fairly new art form that consists of pouring molten Aluminum* into an upturned termite mound (or at least maybe into the highest part of it).

The aluminum fills the many branched passage ways. When the metal's set cold, the dead termites and the material of the mound that acted as a mould is removed and there remains a many-branched and attractive-looking metal "Tree". You can Google dozens of pictures of them. Maybe you've come across some of these on your travels?

*It seems lots of other things besides Aluminum are used too - even material that's poured cold like high strength dental cement that seems to a lot stronger than Plaster of Paris.

I never got far from Darwin on land but I did get as far as a date farm.
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PHIL -

Thanks for posting the grand assortment of Aussie wires. I've turned your sky into a fake one and the wires really give it extra life.


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Hmmmmmm

Yep - I like it too
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